The new line of LG 8K TVs includes 8 models: 2 OLED (77″ and 88″ Signature OLED ZX) and 6 NanoCell (75″/65″ Nano99, 75″/65″ Nano97, 75″/65″ Nano95). All models have 8K Ultra HD certification from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).
LG’s new devices are equipped with the latest USB and HDMI connectors and support for HEVC, VP9 and AV1 codecs. The latter are also supported by major video streaming services, including YouTube. New items also support streaming content in 8K resolution at 60 fps and image output at 8K@60 fps via HDMI.
All televisions are equipped with the new third-generation α9 flagship processor. Using deep learning technology, it uses artificial intelligence to better scale content to 8K resolution, using four-step noise reduction technology and frequency-based sharpening.
This processor also provides has AI Picture Pro and AI Sound Pro proprietary technologies. The first recognizes faces and texts on the screen, respectively increasing their sharpness and color. The second analyzes and classifies audio content into five categories (music, movies, sports, drama or news) for clearer voice and a more saturated, more textured background sound.
LG 8K TVs will run webOS and support the built-in ThinQ voice recognition feature, available in 144 countries. LG also declared support for Apple AirPlay 2 and HomeKit, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa.
Prices and release dates for the new LG 8K TVs will be announced at its press conference on 6th Jan at CES 2020.